Panama issues prevention notice for Hurricane Eta

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) issued a prevention notice for the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama. Monday, November 2 until Wednesday November 4th 2020.

The warning is due to the increase in waves, intense winds and rip currents. Hurricane Eta hit Tuesday November 3rd, becoming a category four hurricane in the northern Caribbean of Nicaragua. 

For Panama the collateral effects of Eta are generating significant winds and rough maritime conditions. 

According to data from ETESA’s Hydrometeorology, the areas under warning for the Caribbean are: Ngäbe Buglé region, Bocas del Toro, north of Veraguas, coast down and above Colón, Guna Yala region and the territorial sea of ​​the Caribbean of Panama.

Meanwhile, the areas under warning for the Pacific are: Gulf and Bay of Panama (from Darién to the east of Los Santos and the Las Perlas archipelago); coasts of Azuero (south of Los Santos and south of Veraguas) and the Gulf of Chiriquí.

The Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) also reported that it issued a preventive notice directed at artisanal vessels and pleasure yachts, for the coasts or offshore of both coasts of Panama, both for the Pacific and the Caribbean.

The maximum sustained winds expected will be from 20 to 50 km / h and gusts from 60 km / h, over the maritime and coastal areas, generating the effect of choppy seas and more rip currents. These winds are induced by the side effect of ETA, reported the AMP.

The emergency lines are: 520-4429 / * 335/911.